RCMP no longer searching for 53 year old man in connection to missing 16 year old girl


Nanaimo RCMP say they've been in contact with a man they have been searching for in connection with the disappearance of 16 year old Makayla Chang.

Steven Bacon has spoken with Mounties and is no longer being sought by investigators. Last Thursday, police searched his Nanaimo basement suite.

Investigators had publicly identified Bacon as someone who may have been travelling with the teen, but did not name him as a suspect. 

Sunday, investigators combed over Colliery Dam Park in Nanaimo in a search they confirmed was linked to the missing girl.

Chang was last seen in the Harbour City on March 17.

Mykala is described as 5’1”, 110 pounds, with light skin and short dyed red hair. She wears glasses and has piercing's in her lip and above her upper lip, and also wears wigs and may dress as a male at times, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing anyone who may have information is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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